The fourth comedy recording made by The Firesign Theatre, released in 1971.
Clem, boards the bus and takes an open seat next to one of many bozos on the bus, such as his future companion Barney. The bus soon resumes its journey and proceeds to its final destination: the Future Fair, a free World's Fair-like exhibit comparing the past and future.
Once there, Clem joins other tourists in various interactive exhibits, which finally lead to the "President of the United States", a computer given a voice reminiscent of then-President Richard Nixon. When Clem reaches the front of the line, he turns out to know the right things to say to the computer to break through its defenses and ask questions it can't answer, finally causing the "President" to shut down. When this attack fails to bring down the Fair's main computer system, Clem creates a holographic image of himself and sends it in to electronically confront the master computer, "Dr. Memory". Clem is one of the first "computer hackers" mentioned in pop culture.
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Test Your Tin.
Siminal Hipster comedy from the early 70's.
In our circle the ability to recite entire albums of Firesign Theater comedy was the litmus test of just how hip you were. Classic mindbending comedy chock full of the most obscure references and deepest political humor ever made. Still as relevant today as it was tomorrow.